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DMC-SZ8 Firmware update service

About downloading service

Dear Customers,
We would like to thank you for purchasing Panasonic DMC-SZ8.
From this site, you'll be able to easily download the latest firmware to enhance the product's performance.

Update Contents

Model Number DMC-SZ8
Update Version Ver.1.3
Update File Name / Size
  • For Windows:
    SZ8_V13.exe / 25,340,496 bytes (After self-extract, CK36310.elf and firmware folder)
  • For Macintosh:
    DMC-SZ8: / 29,575,860 bytes (After self-extract, CK36310.elf and firmware folder)
Update Date Sep. 8, 2015


Date/Version Description
Sep. 8, 2015
Ver. 1.3
  1. Improvement of stability under playback motion pictures.
Jan. 20, 2015
Ver. 1.2
  1. Improvement of stability under the recording operation.
Aug. 27, 2014
Ver. 1.1
  1. Improved to be indicated in English on menu when normal use.
    (Except for area default language is English.)
  2. Improved to be not lighted on LCD rarely when power on.
  3. Improved Canadian-French indication on menu.

Firmware Update Procedures (Overview)

  • STEP 1. Check the current version of firmware used by your camera.
  • STEP 2. Download an updated version of the firmware and double click the downloaded file to decompress it.
  • STEP 3. Copy the firmware file onto an SD Memory Card.
  • STEP 4. Install the firmware update.
  • Please do not turn off your camera, or do not remove the SD Memory Card while updating your camera's firmware.
    It may cause serious damage to your camera.
  • If the camera malfunctions after the firmware updating, please contact the dealer where you purchased the camera or the Global Service Center Network.
  • Built-In Memory should be cleared by updating firmware, so, before update, please copy all data in the Built-In Memory to a SD Memory Card.

Actual installation steps

STEP 1: Reading the current firmware version.

Panasonic recommends that you update the firmware in your camera if either of the following conditions exists:

If the firmware version indicated is older than the version being offered, please update firmware.
The firmware update is not necessary if the current firmware version on your camera is Version 1.3.

1. Turn the camera on.
2. Press [MODE].
3. Press [] / [], [] / [] to select the [ (Normal Picture) ] mode, then press [MENU/SET].
4. Press [MENU/SET] to display the menu.
5. Press [] / [], [] / [] to select the [Setup] menu, then press [MENU/SET].
6. Press [] / [] to select the [ Version Disp.] menu icon, then press [MENU/SET].
7. [Version Disp.] screen appears.
  • It is possible to check which version of firmware is on the camera.

License Agreement

Download of any file for Panasonic firmware update requires your agreement with the software agreement. You may proceed to the next step only once you have agreed. Please make sure to confirm all terms and conditions in advance to proceed to download.

Please choose the button after reading [ Warning ] sentence.